9 Beautifying practices you should adopt on a regular basis to look gorgeous
Nature made you beautiful, but sometimes, even nature needs a little helping hand to make sure that you make the most of what you have. So, to help you make the most of your assets, here are 9 simple beauty practices that you can adopt on a regular basis to help let your natural beauty shine out:
1. Exfoliate all over
To keep that healthy, youthful glow to your skin, exfoliate once or twice a week. Exfoliate not only your face, but also your entire body. Exfoliating removes all the dead skin cells and improves the bold circulation in your skin. You can use shop bought exfoliators or make your own inexpensive and simple version with some olive oil and sugar, for example.
Throughout the day, your skin loses its natural oils and becomes dehydrated through exposure to the wind and the sun. Keep your skin soft and supple by moisturizing it daily. It is best to moisturize at night, before you go to bed, so that your moisturizer does not attract and trap the dirt and grime of the day on your skin. (You can read about top 6 chemical-free natural moisturizing substances for your hair, skin and nails here.)
3. Remove all your makeup at night
Leaving makeup at night will clog your pores and can be the cause of acne, so be sure to remove all your makeup before you go to bed. Rather than using harsh cleansers, which can dry out your skin, try using coconut oil instead. It will effectively remove all traces of your makeup, moisturize your skin and it can also help to fend of the signs of aging too. (You can read the article about top 10 ways to use coconut oil for skin and hair here.)
4. Keep makeup brushes clean
Keeping makeup brushes clean doesn’t only make your makeup go on smoother and cleaner, but it also keeps the bacteria from building up as well. Clean your brushes regularly or you will be spreading bacteria from one part of your face to another and it will cause irritation, redness and can spread break outs.
5. Always use sun protection
Sunlight is the biggest cause of the onset of the signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. Keep your skin looking younger for longer by making sure to apply sunscreen, whenever you go out. Remember, too, that it is not only on the sunniest days that the sun can damage your skin, so best to play safe every day and apply some anyway, when you are going out.
6. Steam your face
Steaming your face opens up the pores and softens your skin and, if you do it regularly, it can help remove acne and reduce the signs of small scars and imperfections on your face. Hold your face over a bowl of steaming water, with a towel over your head and the heat from the steam will help to kill off any bacteria.
7. Be kind to your beautiful hair
The best thing to keep your hair shiny and beautiful is your own natural oils, so be kind to your hair and let your oils do the job that nature intended. Wash your hair only once every 2-3 days and do it in lukewarm water, not scalding hot. Heat is one of the worst enemies of your hair, so turn down the heat in the water that you use to wash it, adapt the heat setting on your blow dryer and don’t forget to protect your hair from the sun too. All of these things can dry out the natural oils in your and make it look dull and frizzy.
8. Give your skin some days off!
One very simple way that you can improve your skin is by giving makeup a complete break on some days. Your skin needs to breathe and if you leave the makeup off now and then, and let the fresh air get to your face. It can help clear up acne and blemishes and bring back that healthy glow and the next time you put on your makeup, it will look even better.
9. Be happy, smile, shine and believe in miracles
Let your inner beauty shine from within. As Audrey Hepburn once said: “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” And another quote from the famous actress: “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”
What other beautifying practices should we adopt on a regular basis? Share your own beauty tips and secrets in the comment section below.
Stay pretty and shine always!